ABBEVILLE, La. - Detectives with the Abbeville Police Department were conducting a Criminal Patrol detail within the city of Abbeville due to several “shots fired” complaints occurring over the weekend.
During the patrol, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on S. St. Valerie Street near E. Lafayette Street on September 26, 2021 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A clear bag containing approximately 1 ounce of suspected marijuana was observed in plain view near the vehicle’s shifter. The driver, identified as Isaiah Wimbley of Abbeville, was detained.
There was no front passenger in the vehicle, but there was a male subject sitting in the back seat of the vehicle. Near the male subject’s feet was a full-size AR-15 style assault rifle, and two black hooded sweatshirts on the back seat. The passenger, who was a male juvenile, was arrested for being out after curfew, as well as being reported as a runaway juvenile the previous night.
A NCIC check of the AR-15 style rifle determined that the rifle had been reported stolen through the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office on August 22, 2021. The vehicle was towed due to both subjects being placed under arrest. An inventory check of the vehicle turned up a 2nd rifle in the vehicle.
The juvenile subject was booked at the Abbeville Police Department then released to his mother.
Mr. Wimbley was transported to the Abbeville Police Department for booking on the following charges:
· Possession of a CDS with a Firearm Present (2 counts)
· Possession of a CDS with a Juvenile Present
· Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile
· Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor)
The Abbeville Police Department is asking that anyone who have any information regarding any crime to please contact the Abbeville Police Department by calling 893-2511. You may contact our “Tips” line at 892-6777. All callers may remain anonymous. Citizens may also send anonymous tips through the Tip411 system at the department’s Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/AbbevillePolice Department/, the official web page @ www.abbevillepd.com by clicking on the “Submit a Tip” link provided or through the official Abbeville Police Department app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.